Louisiana Highway 541

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Louisiana Highway 541 marker

Louisiana Highway 541
River Road
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 9.7 mi[1] (15.6 km)
Existed: 1955 renumbering – present
Major junctions
West end: LA 18 on Avondale-Bridge City line
  LA 18 in Westwego
East end: LA 18 in Harvey
Location
Parishes: Jefferson
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 540 LA 542

Louisiana Highway 541 (LA 541) is a state highway that serves Jefferson Parish. LA 541 is known as River Road except for brief sections in Westwego and Harvey where it is known as Labauve Drive and Destrehan Avenue, respectively. It spans 9.7 miles (15.6 km) in a west to east direction.[1]

Route description[edit]

From the west, LA 541 begins at an intersection with LA 18 (River Road) in Avondale and runs northerly toward the Mississippi River past the Avondale Shipyards to Bridge City. Shortly before intersecting Bridge City Avenue, LA 541 turns northeasterly to run alongside the Mississippi River and eventually passes under the Huey P. Long Bridge. At Nine Mile Point, it turns south with the river toward Westwego.

Entering Westwego, LA 541 intersects LA 18 at Seven Oaks Boulevard (formerly Bridge City Avenue and Old Spanish Trail), beginning a concurrency that lasts until LA 18 turns south onto Louisiana Street. LA 541 continues through Westwego as Labauve Drive alongside Salaville, Westwego's historic district. Leaving Westwego, it travels eastward as River Road and intersects LA 560-1 a short distance from the northern terminus of LA 45 (both known as Barataria Boulevard). Upon reaching the Harvey Canal, LA 541 turns southward onto Destrehan Avenue (formerly Old Ferry Road) to its end at LA 18 (4th Street) in Harvey.

LA 541 is an undivided, two-lane highway for its entire length.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway is in Jefferson Parish.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Avondale
Bridge City line
0.0 0.0 LA 18 (River Road)
Westwego 5.1 8.2 LA 18 west (Seven Oaks Boulevard) West end of LA 18 concurrency
5.6 9.0 LA 18 east (Louisiana Street) East end of LA 18 concurrency
Marrero 8.5 13.7 LA 560-2 (Barataria Boulevard) Northern terminus of LA 560-2
Harvey 9.7 15.6 LA 18 (4th Street)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Google (February 21, 2015). "Louisiana Highway 541" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing